[Scribus] inserting a frame into already linked frames

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sun Jul 9 17:14:56 CEST 2006

Nik wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have encountered this situation in most documents, and still haven't 
> found a good solution. The issue is that for various reasons, I find I 
> need to insert a frame somewhere in the middle of an existing set of 
> linked frames. The problem is that Scribus doesn't seem to allow me to 
> link my new frame to any frame which has existing links. So the only way 
> that I have found to successfully insert a frame is to manually unlink 
> all the frames from the insertion point to the last frame in the chain, 
> link in my new frame, and then manually re-link all the frames together 
> that I just had to unlink. If the chain has many frames (if I have 
> tables, then there can be 50 or more frames invloved, then this is very 
> tedious.
> I have looked around for some way to force link or unlink a frame, but 
> have found nothing so far. Is there something I've missed which makes 
> this easier?
I think the key may be in identifying the last of the linked frames, 
which I was able to add a linked frame to. You cannot add to anything 
upstream from the last one.
But there is some help (at least with
If you click on any frame /other/ than the last one, the link frames 
icon in the toolbar will remain greyed out. When you do select that last 
one, the link frames icon will no longer be greyed out, and you will 
also see the arrows showing the linking order. Do not start by selecting 
the frame you want to link to, it has to be the one you are linking from.


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